Sebastian Palacios awarded prestigious MIT Award

April 15, 2016.

Sebastian Palacios has been awarded an MIT Award at 2016 MIT Awards Convocation. The MIT Awards represent some of the most prestigious awards given at the Institute and are a collection of about 30 awards that celebrate excellence in the MIT community. He received the prestigious MIT Golden Beaver Award for excellence in leadership.

Besides outstanding research, Sebastian has been an Institute leader in record-breaking academic events and initiatives with MIT faculty in neurotechnology, genome engineering, neuroscience, physics and others. He has served in leadership roles in Synberc, the MIT graduate residences, and he is one of the founders of the MIT Biotechnology Report. Sebastian has also pioneered initiatives for wellness on campus, and has been an advocate for diversity in science and engineering.